On August 6, 1962, Jamaican Independence Day was first celebrated in Jamaica, to commemorate their independence from the United Kingdom.
To start the Series Bonus edition of the National Black Business Month: Interview Series presented by TheBlack.Blog, we spoke with La’Toni Cromes to discuss her business and her entrepreneurship journey. La’Toni Cromes is an HBCU alum, educator and business owner.
On August 5, 1928, Atlanta’s oldest black newspaper, the Atlanta Daily World, was founded in 1928 by William Alexander Scott II.
On August 4, 1964, the bodies of three civil rights leaders were found near Philadelphia, Mississippi after being missing since June 21st.
On August 3, 1936, Jesse Owens won his first Olympic gold medal at the Berlin Olympics.
On August 2, 1992, Jackie Joyner-Kersee made history as the first woman to ever win consecutive Olympic gold medals in the heptathlon.
To kick off the National Black Business Month: Interview Series presented by TheBlack.Blog, we spoke with Roxanne Iniece to discuss her business and her entrepreneurship journey.
On August 1, 1925 the Negro Bar Association was incorporated in Des Moines, Iowa.
On July 31, 1981 Arnette Hubbard was elected as the first female president of the National Bar Association.
On July 30, 2013 Cheryl Boone Issacs was elected as the first black president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).